[Clonmel] F#€k Eurovision: King Kong Company & Kneecap in concert
Ahead of ripping apart festival tents in Ireland, Europe and the U.K. this summer, two of the country’s hottest acts are taking to the stage in Mulcahy’s Clonmel to provide an alternative and a two fingered salute to Eurovision 2019. On Saturday May 18th King Kong Company and Kneecap will be bringing their irreverent and explosive live shows to county Tipperary for the very first time.
King Kong Company have made a name for themselves playing on the biggest festival stages in the country, and having sold out The Olympia Theatre at the end of 2018, they went on to receive an award for being the best live act in Ireland. After a small tour of the U.K. in March that finished with a sold out show in London, KKC are only getting warmed up! This gig in Clonmel is a rare opportunity to see the best live act in the country in an intimate setting. You’d be mental to stay at home listening to Marty Whelan trying to make Moldovan pop sound mildly interesting.
Joining the King Kong crew on May 18th are na buachaillí dána as Béal Feriste, Kneecap. These lads have been causing mayhem wherever they go, with their unique brand of Irish infused hip-hop. They’ve been banned by RTÉ, condemned by the DUP, but they’re getting nothing but love and huge responses from audiences that witness them unleash their blisteringly energetic performances. Expect them to be very vocal about Eurovision, RTÉ and whatever figure of authority you’re having yourself. If the establishment needs a kick up the hole, these are the boys to deliver it.
This is an early gig in Mulcahy’s of Clonmel on May 18th, scheduled to take place at the same time as Eurovision. Doors are open at 7PM and King Kong Company will be taking to the stage at 8PM. This is just one of several anti-Eurovision pro-Palestine events taking place throughout the country. There are similar gigs in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Derry, Galway, Waterford and Limerick, but in fairness, this one is guaranteed to be a bit more raucous than the others. Tickets are €10 at the door on the night and proceeds will be used to support charities working in Palestine.
Keep an eye on the King Kong Company Facebook page for more guest announcements, and make sure to get in early to avoid disappointment, both these bands usually sell out venues, and this is guaranteed to be a whopper of a night. Consider yourself warned.